Situated on the eastern coast of Sicily, right next to the Ionian Sea, lies gorgeous Giardini Naxos. A seaside resort steeped in rich history, it promises to be a picture-perfect destination for your next trip abroad. With beautiful beaches, panoramic views of the bay and surrounding hills and a beautifully quaint fishing port, Giardini Naxos is an authentic slice of Sicilian life.
This laid-back and charming resort offers a number of beautiful eateries and bars. Whether it’s sampling the local pizza or wine, you’re bound to keep coming back for more. With beautiful beaches offering the perfect opportunity relax and top up your tan you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave the shores, but if you do there is so much more waiting for you around the resort. Ancient relics and a local archaeological park are just two of the many options that are waiting for you if you finally decide to pack up your beach towel.
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The region of Taormina is well-known for its copious amount of beaches and the longest of those is the one in Giardini Naxos. Divided into two parts, you can either plop down your towel to enjoy the rays right away, or similarly you can venture to one of the areas with sunbeds, sunshades and lidos if you want to enjoy the beaches facilities. With both sand and rocks adorning the beach, the shimmering blue water is always warm and welcoming.
In the neighbouring areas there are also a number of other beaches for you to try and they are all just a short trip away. With beautifully lush vegetation enshrouding its clear waters, the Isola Bella could be one to check out. And if you want to enjoy a nice tour of the island on your way to another beach then hop on the cable railway towards Mazzaro beach.
Primarily functioning as a beach resort, it’s no doubt that this is the main draw for most people visiting Giardini Naxos, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. If rejuvenation and rest is what the doctor ordered then you can of course bask in the sun while sampling many of the beaches’ fine choices of restaurants and bars. But if you want to partake in some activities then there is also a fantastic snorkelling and diving scene on the coastline.
Alongside the relaxing beach life, the nearby archaeological park is sure to offer a number of picturesque sights where you can take some perfect holiday photos to show family back home. A point of interest within the park is the Vignazza Tower, a quadrangular watchtower, which was originally designed to patrol the south coast in search of any oncoming threats from pirates. This 16th century coastal watchtower is a three storey structure that is sure to fascinate any history buffs visiting the site.